Serving Monroe, Owen, and Greene Counties

My Impact

 

Change Begins with You. Are You In?

Stand up to ensure families have opportunities and everyone can meet basic living needs. 

Amy works two low-paying jobs trying to make ends meet but she and Frankie barely make it from paycheck to paycheck. With the high cost of housing, childcare, and health care, it’s hard for them to get ahead.

When her car won’t start, Amy sometimes walks to work but by the time she gets Frankie to childcare, she’s late for her job. 

She lives with the constant strain of losing her income – and the home that she is barely able to maintain. Making just a little above the federal cutoff to qualify for assistance, like food stamps and WIC, Amy constantly struggles just to stay afloat.

One home repair or modest health crisis can easily push them over the edge into full-blown poverty and homelessness.

Like many local families, Amy and Frankie are ALICE households (Asset-Limited, Income Constrained, (but) Employed).

To complicate matters further, substance misuse and mental health issues often make a difficult situation worse when things begin to spiral out of control.

Your support of United Way helps Amy and Frankie, and other ALICE families, from falling into poverty and homelessness.

 
 
Nearly 1 in 3 families in our region are ALICE:
Asset-
Limited
Income-
Constrained (but)
Employed
 
ALICE families struggle to survive, living right above the poverty line, yet not qualifying for federal assistance. An additional 1 in 5 are in federally-defined poverty.
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Your donation to United Way impacts 1 in 3 lives right here in Monroe, Owen, and Greene counties.
 
Your funds stay local, at work 24/7 achieving life-changing results through a network of member agencies, United Way led initiatives, and supported community partners 

Read about our mission, goals, strategies, and values >>

 

Your Donation Creates Change:

  • POVERTY
    $10 a week provides a backpack of weekend food to a low-income child for a year.
  • MENTAL HEALTH
    $5 a week provides 6 weeks of family mental health therapy.
  • CHILDCARE
    $4 a week provides a family with high-quality childcare for a week.
  • HOUSING
    $3 a week provides short-term shelter and supportive services for a person experiencing homelessness.
  • RECOVERY
    $2 a week provides a person recovering form substance abuse disorder with 8 case management sessions.

 

 
 
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  • Financial Stability Alliance
  • Monroe Smart Start
  • Familywize Discount Prescription Card
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